Review of Eric Foner’s new book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

“THE ALGEBRA OF JUSTICE,” By JOSEPH NEIGHBOR

 June 15, 2015, on the Public Books website.


excerpt:

“Given how each generation, influenced by the horror and hope of its time, sees old historical events anew, we might do well to ask ourselves what our modern understanding of the Underground Rail Road says about us. What does it say about how we believe social change occurs?”